In response to “I’m just not into toddlers, even my own”

when you don't enjoy a parenting stage

I recently read this blog post written by a mom of 3 little ones, who is also a clinical psychologist. To sum up the article, Samantha (the mom) writes that she struggles with the toddler stage. She doesn't enjoy it and she realizes that she tends to not handle it in the best way. Believe me, I get it, Samantha! I have 4 little ones; my [More...]


Christian Wall Decal Review and Giveaway

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I recently had the opportunity to review a product from Christian Vinyl Wall Art. I love it! I needed something to take up some dead wall space in our school room and I love that we now have some Scripture in that space.   I love it! I know that my photo is a bit crooked..actually, our floors are very not level and so that just makes [More...]

Christian Head Covering: A 2-Month Update

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  Wow, It's hard to believe that it's already been 2 months since I first wrote about what I've learned about the practice of ┬áChristian head covering for women and had felt convicted to do so myself. As I'd left off my original post about it a little unsure on what it meant for me, I thought I would write an update. First, let me start [More...]

Praying for the Small Things

Praying for the Small Things

When my husband and I were newly married my mother-in-law gave us her old table set. It was nice, a dark wood table with 2 leaves and 4 chairs to go with it. Over time, however, we realized that it wasn't holding up to our growing family. It was fine size-wise but the chairs got all stained (they had fabric covers on the seats) and the varnish on [More...]

Easy Easter Craft for Young Children

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  I was feeling brave the other day and told the kids we were going to paint. I had seen this craft idea and we actually had everything we needed: canvas (I used flat ones that were in packs of 3 from the dollar store), masking tape or painter's tape, and paint. The set up is easy. Just put the tape on the canvas in the shape of a cross. [More...]

Do it Heartily as to the Lord

This was the verse for my devotional today: And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. Colossians. 3: 23, 24 NKJV I needed this reminder. So often I get frustrated with breaking up another argument between the kids [More...]

Called to Cover our Heads? A Quick Breakdown of 1 Corinthians 11

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I never paid that much attention to 1 Corinthians 11 before. Like many people, I more or less skimmed through it, deeming the passage as cultural to the times and irrelevant to me. After all, I've never seen anyone in any church I've been to cover their head. Lately, however, the topic has come up several times in Christian Mommy Facebook groups [More...]